Among all the stories in recent years about public
officials in California raking in outrageous salaries,
the Monterey Peninsula now has one of the best: A school
janitor whose compensation last year totalled more than
$109,000. Mary Schley has that story.
Pebble Beach is home to many VIPs, and now another
familiar name has been added to the list. Former VP Dan
Quayle bought a home last week next to MPCC. Chris
Counts has that one.
Dozens of victims of credit card fraud have come forward
after patronizing a local gas station that was
repeatedly hit with card skimmers. Mary has that one,
Carmel terminated two popular city employees in recent
weeks, without so much as one word of public explanation
from taciturn city manager Jason Stilwell. A California
appellate court on Thursday affirmed the ability of
cities to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. A softball
player at Carmel High has emerged as one of the state's
best. A local filmmaker is asking for your help in
producing a documentary about her father, who was an
emergency room physician at Parkland Hospital in Dallas
in November 1963. Our Real Estate Section this week
includes a special section, In Your Dreams, about
outstanding local homes. And my editorial warns against
too much optimism in the wake of this week's U.S.
Supreme Court hearings on gay marriage.
Here at The Pine Cone, amid the cacophony of information
available online and from various other sources, we
strive toward a simple goal -- to bring you outstanding,
comprehensive coverage of local news -- and your
interest is an essential part of that effort. Please
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